Gwydir Shire extends from the Nadewar Range in the south and, in the north, close to the Queensland border. The landscapes of the Shire are diverse and in places, breathtaking. The southern and central areas of the Shire are located within the Gwydir River catchment area with the Gwydir River flowing through Bigara and Gravesend.

The southern areas of the Shire are hilly with pockets of highly fertile river flats along the Gwydir River and its main tributaries. Agriculture is the primary land use and economic activity, dominated in the southern and central areas of the Shire with livestock production. Broadacre cropping is undertaken in the northern part of the Shire, with the main crops being wheat, sorghum and barley.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

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